Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 21 January 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)

21 January 2008

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*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Events Coordinator; Women In Film; Beverly Hills, CA

2. Meeting Planner, Communications Specialist; STI/SPFA; Lake Zurich, IL

3. Senior Sales Manager; Hiltons of San Diego Sales Complex; San Diego,

CA

4. Sales Manager; Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Houston, TX

5. Manager, Exhibits and Corporate Development; International Test and

Evaluation Association (ITEA); Fairfax, VA

6. Meeting Manager; HR Policy Association; Washington, DC

7. Program Manager/Meeting Planner; Shackman Associates New York; New

York, NY

8. Corporate Events Contractor; Sprint; Overland Park, KS or Reston, VA

9. EVENT SERVICES MANAGER; AMS; Fremont, CA

10. Operations Manager; PRA Destination Management; Orange County (Costa

Mesa), CA

11. Event Coordinator; Presidio Trust; San Francisco, CA

12. Director of Sales; Renaissance Hotel; Woodbridge, NJ

13. Hotel Revenue Manager; Magnuson Hotels; Spokane, WA

14. Sales Representative; Tropical Incentives DMC; Los Angeles,

CA/Dallas, TX/Chicago, IL

15. Meeting Planner; American Registry for Internet Numbers; Chantilly,

VA

16. Assistant Director, Section for Meeting and Conference Management;

Association of American Medical Colleges; Washington, DC

17. Senior Sales Manager; Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Richmond, VA

18. Sports Sales Manager; Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation;

Knoxville, TN

19. Executive Director; Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau; Waterloo,

IA

20. Leisure Tourism/Meetings & Conventions Sales Manager; Tallahassee

Area Convention & Visitors Bureau; Tallahassee, FL

21. Group Sales Coordinator; Sandusky/Erie County Visitors & Convention

Bureau; Sandusky, OH

22. Communications Manager; Smithfield /Johnston County Visitors Bureau;

Smithfield, NC

23. Meetings Manager; Scientific Societies; St Paul, MN

24. Conference Assistant; Cato Institute; Washington, DC

25. Operations Coordinator; 1105 Media, Inc.; Falls Church, VA

26. Assistant, Trade Shows; Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association;

Bethesda, MD

27. Meetings Coordinator; The Roberts Group; Washington, DC

28. Senior Convention Sales; NYC & Company; Various Locations

29. Senior Marketing Manager; Best Western International; Phoenix, AZ

30. Marketing Manager; Best Western International; Phoenix, AZ

31. Event Planner; Ontario Non-profit Housing Assoication; Toronto,

Ontario, Canada

32. VP – HR; Marsha Walker; North Atlanta, GA

33. Conference Logistics Internship; American Camp Association; Atlantic

City, NJ

34. Events Manager; SIDEM; Washington, DC

35. Senior Program Managers; HRG North America; Montreal, ON, Canada

36. Intermediate Program Managers; HRG North America; Montreal, ON,

Canada

37. Administrative Program Coordinator; HRG North America; Montreal, ON,

Canada

38. Commodity Classic Manager; American Soybean Association; St. Louis,

MO

39. Customer Order Coordinator; SwervePoint, LLC; Danvers, MA

40. Traffic and Merchandise Coordinator; SwervePoint, LLC; Medfield, MA

41. Training Specialist; StarCIte, Inc.; Philadelphia, PA

42. Associate Events Manager; Chief Executives Organization; Bethesda,

MD

43. Director of Conferences; The Gerontological Society of America;

Washington, DC

44. Meeting Planner; Confidential Listing; Arlington, VA

45. Catering Sales; Windows Catering Company; Alexandria, VA

46. Asst Dir, Event Planning; TRADE CENTER MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES;

Washington, DC

47. Director Of Front Office; Hilton Crystal City; Arlington, VA

************* The Short Self-Pitch (SSP) *********************

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are looking for a job opportunity or offer free-lance services, send a

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************* Upcoming Conferences *************

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***************

***** From Ned Lundquist *****

1. Events Coordinator; Women In Film; Beverly Hills, CA

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=14436

*********************

2. Meeting Planner, Communications Specialist; STI/SPFA; Lake Zurich, IL

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2779508&keywords=&ref=1

3. Senior Sales Manager; Hiltons of San Diego Sales Complex; San Diego,

CA

The Hiltons of San Diego Sales Complex is currently hiring a Senior

Sales Manager Pharmaceutical sales experience highly preferred. Must

have experience in hotel sales. Please submit resume to 619-688-4086 or

karen.cuevas@hilton.com The Hiltons of San Diego is a drug free employer

.EOE/AA

Contact: Karen Cuevas

Phone: 6196884002

Fax: 6196884086

karen.cuevas@hilton.com

http://www.hilton.com

4. Sales Manager; Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Houston, TX

The purpose of the Convention Sales Department is to solicit national,

state and regional accounts, and sell Greater Houston as a meeting or

convention site. The Sales Manager is responsible for identifying and

pursuing leads and bookings while developing and maintaining accounts in

the National Association market -region to be determined.

Duties and responsibilities include:

. Achieve specific convention booking and lead goals associated with

citywide (over 2000 peak rooms) and utilizing the George R. Brown

Convention Center) or the Reliant Center.

? Achieve department goals while operating within the approved budget.

? Conduct sales calls (site visits, FAMs) with meeting planners (Minimum

five days each quarter in market)

? Prepare bids for clients, including coordinating the input of

hospitality community, hotels and local

Business leaders.

? Develop and make bid presentations to clients, boards of directors and

site committees

? Maintain and expand effective relationships and communications with

hotel sales, marketing and management personnel both locally and

nationally

? Maintain effective relationships and communicate with key management

personnel at the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Reliant

Center.

? Develop and enhance market relationships by visiting clients and

coordinating and attending specific industry trade shows.

? Participate in various Bureau functions to enhance industry knowledge

and relationships.

? Participate in and attend local industry organizations and functions.

? Other duties and special projects as assigned by management.

Qualifications

. Bachelor degree in business related studies and three years of

industry-related sales experience is required. (Will consider an

additional three years of industry-related sales experience in lieu of a

bachelor degree.)

? Excellent sales techniques and track record are required, as well as

effective interpersonal skills.

? Excellent written and oral communication, judgment and decision-making

skills are required.

? Candidate must possess the ability to make effective written and oral

presentations in a public setting.

? Candidate must be computer literate, with working knowledge of

Microsoft Word or similar word processing software.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and skills

Contact: Dolores Ramirez

Phone: 713-437-5258

Fax: 713-222-5430

dramirez@ghcvb.org

5. Manager, Exhibits and Corporate Development; International Test and

Evaluation Association (ITEA); Fairfax, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4114785

6. Meeting Manager; HR Policy Association; Washington, DC

The Meeting Manager is responsible for the successful administration and

implementation of all HR Policy Association's meetings, including our

annual CHRO Summit, Washington Policy Conference and Board of Directors'

meetings. Duties include coordinating logistical arrangements,

preparing facilities documentation and function sheets, serving as

on-site liaison to hotels, handling meeting registration, and working

with staff to update meetings portion of HR Policy web site and to

produce briefing books and meeting collateral, answering general meeting

inquiries, arranging for staff travel and completion of other duties as

assigned.

Notes:

Local Residents Preferred (no Relo)

Qualifications & Requirements: Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a

related field. Experience in a non-profit or membership organization,

preferably with direct experience in the successful coordination of

meetings and events. Ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet and set

deadlines. Excellent written, oral and computer communication skills.

Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, MS Excel and Word . Familiarity

with Adobe InDesign CS, Photoshop, and Aptify or other association

management systems.

Salary Commensurate With Experience

Employer Information:

HR Policy Association is a public policy advocacy organization

representing the senior human resource executives of more than 250

leading employers doing business in the United States. Collectively, its

members employ over 12 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce or

some 19 million Americans. Due to extreme concern over skyrocketing

health care costs in the United States and deficiencies in efficiency

and quality, the Association has been working through its public policy

agenda and market reform initiatives to address the problems that plague

our nation's health care system.

HR Policy Association offers a convenient Metro location, competitive

salaries and excellent benefits. Qualified candidates should send resume

and cover letter with salary requirements to mhornig@hrpolicy.org

Contact: Mary Hornig

mhornig@hrpolicy.org

http://www.hrpolicy.org

7. Program Manager/Meeting Planner; Shackman Associates New York; New

York, NY

Leading destination management and event company based on New York's

Upper East side is looking for a Program Manager/Meeting Planner to

complement a vibrant and dedicated team.

Responsibilities

* Create and develop proposals for corporate, incentive and meeting

clients

* Develop and price customized itineraries

* Event/theme party planning and execution

* Issue client and supplier contracts

* Prepare costings and final billings

* Build and maintain positive relationships with program vendors

* Maintain and develop client contacts in the international market

Required Qualification

* A passion for the hospitality industry

* 4+ years industry-related experience (with incentive house, meeting

planning company, hotel catering/convention services or DMC)

* Excellent writing and organization skills

* Ability to juggle a variety of projects in fast-paced environment

* Excellent computer skills

* Supplier negotiation experience

* Good telephone manner

* Creative “out of the box” thinker

* New York experience and knowledge is a must with an eagerness to stay

on top of what is new and changing in the city

* MULTI-LINGUAL PROFICIENCY PREFERRED – SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN

Applicant must have professional appearance and positive attitude. Must

be self-motivated, attentive, detail oriented and a good team player.

Above all, applicant must work with a sense of integrity and dedication.

Only applicants living in and around New York environs will be

considered.

Kindly reply with cover letter and salary requirements to:

jobs@shackmanassociates.com

8. Corporate Events Contractor; Sprint; Overland Park, KS or Reston, VA

Job Title: Corporate Events contractor

Seeking an experienced, full-time events professional with at least

three years of events experience and demonstrated skills and results.

The position is for a full-time contractor located in Kansas City or

Reston, Va, The ideal candidate will have meeting planning skills

preferably in a corporate environment with experience in customer

hospitality, incentives, executive and employee meetings. Travel is

required. Candidate must have ability to work as a team yet is a

self-starter and demonstrate the following required skills:

– Project/ program management skills with strong attention to detail

– Life cycle event planning experience from concept to completion

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills

– Strong negotiation skills with hotels and suppliers

– Budget development and management for each event

– Creativity

– On- site event management including supervising staff

– Coordinate creation and production of marketing materials

– Proficiency in usage of databases and/or registration/housing systems

– Client relationship management/consultation skills

– Communication with clients at all levels of organizations, written and

conversational

– Ability to work as a team lead or team member

– Experience in registration, rooming, transportation, menus, décor, A/V

– Bachelors degree

– CMP preferred but not required

Candidates interested in contract work in Overland Park, KS please

contact Michele Bushart at michele.bushart@sprint.com

Candidates interested in contract work in Reston, VA please contact

Brenda Keenan at brenda.j.keenan@sprint.com

9. EVENT SERVICES MANAGER; AMS; Fremont, CA

Velocity Strategic Events is full service meeting and event planning

company based in Fremont, California. We offer a casual, yet

professional work environment and we are looking for a unique individual

to manage all of our client programs. If you are creative, fun and crazy

about details, then read on

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Event Services Manager is responsible for managing the Event

Services team and overseeing the successful execution of all internal

and external events, including the management of: staff, budgets,

process/procedures, vendors, venues, client relations,

marketing/outreach. In addition, this person is responsible for the

direct meeting management of our largest client.

Primary Duties:

– Manage venue research, inspections, selection and contract

negotiations for all clients

– Conceptualize and manage proposal and program development, budgeting,

planning and execution for all client events

– Manage Event Services team (employees and contractors), including:

building talent pool, mentoring/professional development, performance

appraisals and work assignments

– Manage quarterly outreach campaigns

– Create and manage budget and implementation for all internal events

– Manage website to ensure relevant and updated content

– Build and maintain successful business relationships with venues and

vendors

– Build and maintain excellent relationships with clients, ensuring

customer satisfaction and repeat business

– Site inspections, as needed, for client venues, domestic and

international travel is required

Experience/Requirements:

– Minimum 7+ years and a proven track record of corporate meeting

planning, event management and client service experience

– A positive attitude, strong leadership skills, team-oriented

– Excellent strategic and tactical event and meeting planning skills

– Must have a passion for creative thinking, exceptional organizational

skills and attention to detail

– Excellent communication and customer service skills

– Contract negotiation experience with venues and vendors

– International experience and familiarity with major hotel brands,

independent brands and conference facilities

– Bachelor's degree

Email your resume to: careers@AMSL.com

10. Operations Manager; PRA Destination Management; Orange County (Costa

Mesa), CA

PRA Destination Management is an international full-service, innovative,

and successful DMC, working with clients since 1981. Our PRA Performance

Team members are energetic, caring, ethical, creative, and extremely

dedicated professionals. We currently have an Operations Manager opening

in our sunny Orange County office (Costa Mesa area), close to the

beaches and all that beautiful Orange County has to offer. This position

offers the right candidate the opportunity to plan and execute our

clients programs in this fantastic destination.

Responsibilities

– Responsible for logistical management and operation of contracted

programs;

– Manage successfully multiple programs with various deadlines;

– Supervise and direct tour guides and venue staff;

– Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends.

Our ideal candidate should possess strong organizational skills,

excellent communication skills, and want to be part of an established

successful team. The Operations Manager is an integral part of our

company, possessing superior client service skills, and exceptional

program management skills. The successful candidate we are seeking has

previous industry work experience, with at least 2 years as an

operations manager for a DMC, meeting planner, event planner or related

industry and must enjoy working in a team and goal-orientated

environment. Must enjoy working with little direct supervision.

Must be familiar with Orange County venues and live in the OC area. No

relocation.

PRA Destination Management offers a competitive compensation package, a

comprehensive benefit package, and a great group of people to work with!

Send resume, cover to Ann Fitzgerald at afitzgerald@pra.com.

11. Event Coordinator; Presidio Trust; San Francisco, CA

Position Description

Serves as primary contact for special event planning between the

Presidio Trust and clients. Duties include contacting clients to

initiate discussions/meetings about their event; serving as primary

contact for permitted events; overseeing all elements of event logistics

including day of activities, event layout, department Master Event

Schedule, event set-up/breakdown, audio visual, venue staffing, music,

etc.; ensuring adherence to rules and regulations identified in client's

Special Use Permit for the venue; ensuring client adherence to historic

and environmental guidelines for use and occupancy; serving as on-call

back-up support for Venue Assistants on duty; scheduling Venue

Assistants and supervising site personnel, janitorial, and set-up crews

as needed. Weekend and evening work is required. Full-time position with

benefits.

Required Qualification

Requires a detail-oriented person with a minimum of two years of event

experience, strong verbal and written communication skills, flexibility

and adaptability, ability to multi-task, proficiency with Word, Excel,

and Outlook, and a valid California Drivers License.

The Presidio Trust is an equal opportunity employer, offering a

competitive benefits package. To apply call (415) 561-5300

(Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm) to request an application package, OR

download the application from our website, www.presidio.gov/jobs, and

mail the application to Human Resources, Presidio Trust, P.O. Box 29052,

San Francisco, CA 94129-0052.

12. Director of Sales; Renaissance Hotel; Woodbridge, NJ

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2782752&keywords=&ref=1

13. Hotel Revenue Manager; Magnuson Hotels; Spokane, WA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2775837&keywords=&ref=1

14. Sales Representative; Tropical Incentives DMC; Los Angeles,

CA/Dallas, TX/Chicago, IL

Tropical Incentives DMC, is a leading Destination Managment Company with

three offices in Mexico. Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. We are

looking for sales reps in both California and Texas. This is a sales

position to generate leads for the three destinations. The position

pays $1000 per month USD as a retainer and to cover office expenses.

Commissions will be paid on booked groups. This job would be a wonderful

addition for a person with their own representaiton company who would

benefit from an international account or someone currently selling a

chain of Mexican hotels who could add this to their portfolio. We are

looking for experienced sales people with knowledge of these geographic

territories and existing clientele.

Contact: Elizabeth Dexter

Phone: 954-929-7483

edexter@tropicalincentives.com

15. Meeting Planner; American Registry for Internet Numbers; Chantilly,

VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25216596&jobSummaryIndex=29&agentID=

16. Assistant Director, Section for Meeting and Conference Management;

Association of American Medical Colleges; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25211886&jobSummaryIndex=33&agentID=

17. Senior Sales Manager; Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Richmond, VA

The Richmond CVB is seeking a Senior Sales Manager to generate room

night bookings for the primary markets of Religious and Sports Groups.

Secondary markets are multicultural groups. Promotional activities

include trade shows, sales missions and Fam trips to promote Greater

Richmond as a convention and meeting destination.

Qualifications:

Four-year degree and a minimum of five years experience with a CVB,

hotel or in the hospitality industry. Candidate must be able to travel

regularly.

Compensation:

Competitive compensation and benefit package. Submit resume to

mlovatt@richmondva.org no later than February 29, 2008.

Contact:

Michelle G. Lovatt

RMCVB

401 North 3rd Street

Richmond, VA 23219

804-783-7401 (phone)

804-782-2777 (alt. phone)

804-780-2577 (fax)

mlovatt@richmondva.org

http://visit.richmond.com

18. Sports Sales Manager; Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation;

Knoxville, TN

The KTSC has an opening for a sports sales manager. Responsibilities

include developing leads in the sports market through personal contact,

telephone solicitation & participation at industry functions, room night

goals & generating revenue. Develop working relationships with sports

meeting planners and maintain high visibility in the meeting planning

community.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree(B. A.)from 4-year college or university or 1-2 years

related experience and/or training,or equivalent combination of

education & experience. Preference given to candidates with 2 years

experience with a sports authority/commission or sports sales for CVB.

Compensation:

Commensurate upon experience

Contact:

Teresa Hall

Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation

301 S Gay Street

Knoxville, TN 37902

865-342-9118 (phone)

865-673-4400 (fax)

thall@knoxville.org

19. Executive Director; Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau; Waterloo,

IA

Responsibilities:

Seeking self motivated individual to be CEO. Responsible for all

administrative, financial, operational, marketing functions of the

Bureau. Build and maintain membership, maintain and oversee distribution

of H/M tax grants. Build H/M tax base thru promotional activities

relating to conventions, group meetings, group tours, leisure travel and

sport marketing.

Qualifications:

Bachelors' Degree – Business, Hospitality, Tourism, Communication.

Compensation:

Competitive salary and benefits, bonus plan allowances. Compensates with

experience and qualifications. Send resume to: Waterloo Convention &

Visitors Bureau Attn: Mary Swehla 313 East 5th Street Waterloo Iowa

50703 Or e-mail: www.waterloocvb.org

Contact:

Mary Swehla

John Deere Waterloo Works

3500 East Donald Street

P.O. Box 270

Waterloo, Iowa 50704

319-292-7801 (phone)

319-269-7260 (alt. phone)

319-292-7236 (fax)

SwehlaMaryM@JohnDeere.com

20. Leisure Tourism/Meetings & Conventions Sales Manager; Tallahassee

Area Convention & Visitors Bureau; Tallahassee, FL

TACVB seeks Leisure Tourism and Meetings & Convention Sales Managers.

Detailed job descriptions at www.visittallahassee.com

Qualifications:

Four year degree from an accredited institution in business,

hospitality, marketing, communications or other related field. Minimum

of 3 years experience in sales, tourism, or hospitality at a managerial

level and prior CVB experience preferred, with proven record of

successfully promoting/selling trade shows, conventions, and related

events. Ability to Travel.

Compensation:

Competitive compensation and benefit package. Please submit resume with

cover letter to: jobs@visittallahassee.com. Closing date is January 21,

2008. No relocation provided. EOE

Contact:

Stephanie Reaves

Tallahassee Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

106 E. Jefferson Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301

reavess@visittallahassee.com

http://www.visittallahassee.com

21. Group Sales Coordinator; Sandusky/Erie County Visitors & Convention

Bureau; Sandusky, OH

Responsibilities:

Seeking a motivated self starter to identify and develop targeted

accounts to generate overnight night business. Solicit new convention

and motorcoach business from association executives, meeting planners,

professional industry associations, tour operators, and local

networking. Promotional activities include tradeshows, sales missions to

promote the Lake Erie Shores & Islands as a group and meeting

destination. Travel will be required. Must be able to handle multiple

tasks, have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Qualifications:

Minimum of three years experience in the hospitality industry,

preferably in sales.

Compensation:

Compensation and benefit package commensurate with experience.

Contact:

Joan Van Offeren

Sandusky/Erie County Visitors & Convention Bureau

4424 Milan Road

Suite A

Sandusky, OH 44870

419-625-2984 (phone)

419-625-5009 (fax)

joan@buckeyenorth.com

http://www.shoresandislands.com

22. Communications Manager; Smithfield /Johnston County Visitors Bureau;

Smithfield, NC

Communications Manager is responsible for research, evaluation and

implementation of appropriate promotional programs for all market

segments and web site. Works with travel writers, editors & related

media. Writes and edits press releases and copy for a variety of Bureau

publications. Excellent writing skills, and vocabulary with strong

attention to details and proofreading a must. Computer skills: Quark,

Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop, D3000.

Qualifications:

Four year degree in Marketing/Business or related field. Three – five

years journalism, public relations or marketing experience.

Compensation:

Starting salary $40,000.00 with excellent county benefits.

Contact:

Donna Bailey-Taylor

Johnston County Visitors Bureau

1535-A Booker Dairy Rd.

Smithfield, NC 27577

919-989-8687 (phone)

919-989-6295 (fax)

dbtaylor@johnstoncountync.org

http://www.johnstonnc.com

23. Meetings Manager; Scientific Societies; St Paul, MN

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4115321

24. Conference Assistant; Cato Institute; Washington, DC

The Cato Institute is seeking a conference assistant to work with the

conference staff on forums, conferences and local events.

Responsibilities include managing registration, coordinating event

invitations, scheduling meeting space at the institute, responding to

information requests, assisting with on-site logistics, and various

administrative duties. The ideal candidate works well in both a team

environment and independently, possess excellent time management skills,

is highly organized/detail-oriented, and is able to prioritize to meet

multiple deadlines. Background in events and editing a plus. Knowledge

of libertarian/classical liberal movement is preferred. Proficient

computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office, are required. Send

resume with salary requirements to: Linda Hertzog, CMP, Conference

Director, Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

20001. Fax to (202)-371-0841 or e-mail: lhertzog@cato.org. No phone

calls, please.

Contact: Linda Hertzog

Fax: 202-371-0841

lhertzog@cato.org

http://www.cato.org

25. Operations Coordinator; 1105 Media, Inc.; Falls Church, VA

1105 Government Information Group, a growing division of 1105 Media, is

seeking an Operations Coordinator to join the events and conferences

department. This position reports to the Director of Operations and

will provide project management and logistical support for a wide

variety of 1105 GIG events.

The ideal candidate should have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2-3

years of conference and tradeshow planning experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Successful coordination of event logistics associated with GIG

Events to include but not limited to room sets, audio/visual, catering,

décor and signage, registration, and housing.

* Assist with the management of event vendors and contractors.

* Responsible for on-site registration at smaller events, including

registering attendees and supervising registration staff and equipment.

* Oversee sponsorship fulfillment for the larger events and

tradeshows.

* Create request for proposals and perform vendor and facility/site

research as assigned.

* Organize and maintain operations binders, including compiling

historical data as requested.

* Review and reconcile vendor invoices.

* Coordinate outbound and return show management freight shipping

and maintaining inventory of meeting supplies.

* Responsible for on-site show office for larger events and

tradeshows, including supervising temporary staff.

* Respond to exhibitor, sponsor and attendee inquiries as necessary.

* Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations.

REQUIREMENTS

* Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the

ability to successfully coordinate several events and projects

simultaneously.

* Excellent communication and superior customer service skills.

* Maintain a positive attitude while working in a fast paced

environment.

* Availability to work extended hours as necessary.

* Travel primarily within the Metropolitan Washington DC area,

however, occasional out-of-town travel may be required.

* Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook applications.

Knowledge of Expocad a plus.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits plan which

includes medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability

insurance, 401(k) plan, and a generous paid time off (PTO) program.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

jobs@1105media.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Fax: 703-876-5089

jobs@1105media.com

26. Assistant, Trade Shows; Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association;

Bethesda, MD

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2783355&keywords=&ref=1

27. Meetings Coordinator; The Roberts Group; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2782630&keywords=&ref=1

28. Senior Convention Sales; NYC & Company; Various Locations

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2783793&keywords=&ref=1

29. Senior Marketing Manager; Best Western International; Phoenix, AZ

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2783624&keywords=&ref=1

30. Marketing Manager; Best Western International; Phoenix, AZ

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2783745&keywords=&ref=1

31. Event Planner; Ontario Non-profit Housing Assoication; Toronto,

Ontario, Canada

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4116179

32. VP – HR; Marsha Walker; North Atlanta, GA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4125100

33. Conference Logistics Internship; American Camp Association; Atlantic

City, NJ

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4124568

34. Events Manager; SIDEM; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4120068

35. Senior Program Managers; HRG North America; Montreal, ON, Canada

HRG has a long and prestigious history: more than 160 years of

experience specializing in a range of high quality corporate services

for multinational and national clients throughout the decades.

Our comprehensive portfolio of services includes Corporate Travel

Management, Consulting, Expense Management, Sports Travel Management and

Event Management.

HRG North America understands that our business is only as strong as our

people and we are committed to providing a stimulating and rewarding

work environment where every employee is recognized and rewarded for

their achievements. In addition to Health and Dental benefits and group

RRSP, we offer a competitive base salary and the possibility of pay for

performance increases, and learning and advancement opportunities.

We have immediate openings for Program Managers in Montreal.

Responsibilities

Research hotel/venue availability for meetings/events;

Negotiate rates seeking added value enhancement opportunities;

Blocking space and confirm all requirements with suppliers (hotel,

venue, ground transportation, DMC etc.)and send confirmation of details

to client;

Accurate preparation of budget and fees for client;

Provide high level of customer service to client contact and

participants;

Ensure VIP arrangements are prioritized and expertly handled;

Timely and accurate submission/reporting of all required administrative

reports;

Timely and accurate preparation of program reconciliations;

Process reconciliations and supplier payments within 30 days;

Assist other team members as required;

Contribute to the ongoing process improvements of the department;

Adhere to departmental processes and procedures;

Be respectful of the client policies and procedures.

Required Qualification

Minimum six (6) years meeting planning or related experience

Ability to negotiate effectively

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Ability to work effectively within a team environment and accept

direction

Superior written and verbal communication skills;

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and e-mail;

Creativity and flair for hospitality an asset;

Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with clients;

Assist in development of operational improvements;

Knowledge of the Pharmaceutical industry.

Qualified and interested applicants should submit their resume directly

to employ.ca@hrgworldwide.com quoting the job title in the subject line.

36. Intermediate Program Managers; HRG North America; Montreal, ON,

Canada

HRG has a long and prestigious history: more than 160 years of

experience specializing in a range of high quality corporate services

for multinational and national clients throughout the decades.

Our comprehensive portfolio of services includes Corporate Travel

Management, Consulting, Expense Management, Sports Travel Management and

Event Management.

HRG North America understands that our business is only as strong as our

people and we are committed to providing a stimulating and rewarding

work environment where every employee is recognized and rewarded for

their achievements. In addition to Health and Dental benefits and group

RRSP, we offer a competitive base salary and the possibility of pay for

performance increases, and learning and advancement opportunities.

We have immediate openings for Intermediate Program Managers in

Montreal.

Responsibilities

Research hotel/venue availability for meetings/events;

Negotiate rates seeking added value enhancement opportunities;

Blocking space and confirm all requirements with suppliers (hotel,

venue, ground transportation, DMC etc.)and send confirmation of details

to client;

Accurate preparation of budget and fees for client;

Provide high level of customer service to client contact and

participants;

Ensure VIP arrangements are prioritized and expertly handled;

Timely and accurate submission/reporting of all required administrative

reports;

Timely and accurate preparation of program reconciliations;

Process reconciliations and supplier payments within 30 days;

Assist other team members as required;

Contribute to the ongoing process improvements of the department;

Adhere to departmental processes and procedures;

Be respectful of the client policies and procedures.

Required Qualification

Minimum four (4) years meeting planning or related experience;

Ability to negotiate effectively;

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;

Ability to work effectively within a team environment and accept

direction;

Superior written and verbal communication skills;

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and e-mail;

Creativity and flair for hospitality an asset;

Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with clients;

Assist in development of operational improvements;

Knowledge of the Pharmaceutical industry.

Qualified and interested applicants should submit their resume directly

to employ.ca@hrgworldwide.com quoting the job title in the subject line.

37. Administrative Program Coordinator; HRG North America; Montreal, ON,

Canada

HRG has a long and prestigious history: more than 160 years of

experience specializing in a range of high quality corporate services

for multinational and national clients throughout the decades.

Our comprehensive portfolio of services includes Corporate Travel

Management, Consulting, Expense Management, Sports Travel Management and

Event Management.

HRG North America understands that our business is only as strong as our

people and we are committed to providing a stimulating and rewarding

work environment where every employee is recognized and rewarded for

their achievements. In addition to Health and Dental benefits and group

RRSP, we offer a competitive base salary and the possibility of pay for

performance increases, and learning and advancement opportunities.

We have an immediate opening in our Montreal office location for an

administrative program coordinator.

Responsibilities

Administrative support for clients and Program Managers in all phases of

a meeting planning project;

Preparation of internal and external communications to attendees (e.g.

travel instructions, itineraries, etc.);

Management of team timesheets and monthly attendance;

Regular upkeep of staff phone and mailing lists;

Ordering and maintenance of office supplies;

Updating of work in progress yearly calendar;

Coordination of all shipments to and from office location;

Assistance with preparation of on-site meeting kits for Program

Managers;

Coordination of printing requirements for Program Managers events;

Coordination and booking of all supplier visits/meetings;

Maintenance of final reconciliation completion schedule and coordination

with Program Managers;

Input and QA reconciliations into Billing Summary Database;

Tracking/running of special reports, as requested;

Monthly coordination of reconciliation and payment by client;

Program Database support;

LOA (letter of agreement) distribution/receipt for all meetings and

maintenance of data file;

In-house Program Manager back-up where required;

Special projects as needed.

Required Qualification

Strong written and oral communication skills;

Strong organizational, administrative skills;

Attention to detail;

High degree of integrity concerning confidential information;

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel;

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;

Initiative, diplomacy and a sense of humor;

Strong database maintenance skills;

Ability to work effectively within a team environment.

Qualified and interested applicants should submit their resume directly

to employ.ca@hrgworldwide.com quoting the job title in the subject line.

38. Commodity Classic Manager; American Soybean Association; St. Louis,

MO

Under the direction of the Executive Director, Member & Industry

Relations, the Commodity Classic Manager will be responsible for

coordinating, managing, and assisting Show Director with major aspects

of the Commodity Classic convention. This person is also responsible for

coordinating, managing, and being the general liaison between ASA and

CC, including working with respective staff on ASA related events at

Commodity Classic.

As needed and as time permits, the CC manager will provide project

management of other ASA corporate-sponsored projects.

Responsibilities required for Commodity Classic:

1. Plan, organize and coordinate convention activities for Commodity

Classic, with particular emphasis on ASA-related participation. This

includes, but not limited to, organizing all aspects of education,

Grower Committee meetings, signage, event staffing, ASA housing and

registration, supplies, handling general inquiries, project status

reports, obtaining sponsorships and execution.

2. Assist ASA/National Corn Growers Association staff and Commodity

Classic-related contractors in program planning and execution of

Commodity Classic. This includes site and vendor selection,

registration/promotion coordination, signage, food/beverage selection,

meeting space/arrangements, trade show and housing requirements.

3. Serve as a liaison between ASA and members/staff/states. Respond to

all queries regarding registration, program content, hotel, travel, and

other elements of Commodity Classic.

4. Prepare, implement and coordinate Commodity Classic budgets with

Executive Director, Member & Industry Relations and Director,

Administration & Finance..

Required Qualification

1. Demonstrated ability to prepare budgets and control project costs.

2. Strong diplomacy skills to effectively communicate with staff and

outside contacts.

3. Demonstrated written communication skills.

4. Working knowledge of various computer software programs (preferably

PC/Microsoft Windows).

5. Excellent organizational skills with ability to work under minimal

supervision, set priorities, exercise good judgement and work well under

tight deadline/multi-tasking situations.

7. Ability and willingness to travel domestically, including weekend

travel as necessary

Education

Bachelor's degree in business or program related to job plus 4 years of

meeting planning

experience or a combination of education and experience.

Please submit resumes either by mail or email to:

Brian Vaught, Director

American Soybean Association

12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 100

St. Louis, Mo 63141

Email: jobs@soy.org

39. Customer Order Coordinator; SwervePoint, LLC; Danvers, MA

Join one of Boston's Best Places to Work.

We are a rapidly growing marketing services company based in Middleton,

recently named by the Boston Business Journal as one of the Best Places

to Work in greater Boston for the 2nd consecutive year.

SwervePoint is a team-oriented, fast-paced and rapidly growing

communications

merchandise firm. We are looking for intelligent, creative, enthusiastic

and self-motivated individuals who can work independently in a demanding

environment and has excellent written, and organizational skills, as

well as a passion for helping.

Customer Order Coordinator

Ideal candidates will have a high energy level, a can-do attitude and a

track record of success in meeting customer needs in high-pressure

situations. Prior customer service experience and administrative

experience strongly preferred. This Coordinator position will be an

integral part of a growing Program team.

Specific job responsibilities are diverse, as is common in a small,

growing company. They are likely to include:

o Provide an outstanding level of customer service via telephone, live

chat and email

o Review documents and records for accuracy and completeness

o Complete administrative tasks as they relate to our call center and

fulfillment center

o Work to achieve team goals

Successful candidates will have:

o The ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a fast-paced call

center

o Great attention to detail

o Excellent computer skills

o Impeccable speech and grammar

Education

Bachelor's degree preferred.

If you're entertaining working at SwervePoint there are a handful of

prerequisites:

You need to be a creative person (whatever department you work in).

You need to be passionate about what you do.

You need to be thick-skinned.

You need to have a sense of humor.

You need to be able to speak your mind.

You need to like people.

You need to like products.

If you fit the mold, we offer great benefits, including competitive

salaries, lifestyle schedules and major product discounts (awesome

around the holidays). And we're big believers in promotion from within.

So as we continue to grow and open new markets, now's the time to get in

on the ground floor and learn more about SwervePoint.

We ask that everyone write us a one page letter along with their resume.

The letter should briefly cover the following:

Why you want to work at SwervePoint?

Why you want to fill a particular role and the one thing special or

different that only you can bring to SwervePoint?

The three things that you are most passionate about.

A moment in your life when you embraced failure.

A time when you broke the rules for the greater good.

Remember to keep everything to one page, and do not send anything over

2mb.

Send applications by email to melanie.malone@swervepoint.com. You can

also send an application by old fashioned postal service, to:

Melanie Malone

Director of Operations & Administration

SwervePoint, LLC

2 South Main Street

P.O. Box 501

Middleton, MA 01949

We're growing like greased lightning and we need you to help us out for

the long-haul.

We're looking for the best of the best to fill a number of pivotal roles

on our team.

40. Traffic and Merchandise Coordinator; SwervePoint, LLC; Medfield, MA

Join one of Boston's Best Places to Work.

We are a rapidly growing marketing services company based in Medfield,

recently named by the Boston Business Journal as one of the Best Places

to Work in greater Boston.

Traffic and Merchandising Coordinator

The ideal candidate is a stand-out college graduate with a desire to

make an unyielding contribution to make our products more purposeful and

our customer's experience more enjoyable. This Traffic and Merchandising

Coordinator position will be an integral part of a growing sales team.

Specific job responsibilities are diverse, as is common in a small,

growing company. They are likely to include:

1. Entering sales orders

2. Sending purchase orders to suppliers

3. Following up on the production of those orders through delivery to

the customer

4. Handling any billing discrepancies

5. Working with the Merchandising Department to find new and interesting

products

6. Organizing and filing

Successful candidates will have:

1. Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

2. Ability to prioritize and attend to multiple assignments

3. Strong writing skills, pleasant telephone manners, fastidious

attention to detail

4. Persistence, positive attitude, and solid judgment

5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint,

Excel); Internet skills

Education

Bachelor's degree preferred.

If you¿re entertaining working at SwervePoint there are a handful of

prerequisites:

You need to be a creative person (whatever department you work in).

You need to be passionate about what you do.

You need to be thick-skinned.

You need to have a sense of humor.

You need to be able to speak your mind.

You need to like people.

You need to like products.

If you fit the mold, we offer great benefits, including competitive

salaries, lifestyle schedules and major product discounts (awesome

around the holidays). And we're big believers in promotion from within.

So as we continue to grow and open new markets, now's the time to get in

on the ground floor and learn more about SwervePoint.

We ask that everyone write us a one page letter along with their resume.

The letter should briefly cover the following:

Why you want to work at SwervePoint?

Why you want to fill a particular role and the one thing special or

different that only you can bring to SwervePoint?

The three things that you are most passionate about.

A moment in your life when you embraced failure.

A time when you broke the rules for the greater good.

Remember to keep everything to one page, and do not send anything over

2mb.

Send applications by email to melanie.malone@swervepoint.com. You can

also send an application by old fashioned postal service, to:

Melanie Malone

Director of Operations & Administration

SwervePoint, LLC

2 South Main Street

P.O. Box 501

Middleton, MA 01949

We're growing like greased lightning and we need you to help us out for

the long-haul.

We're looking for the best of the best to fill a number of pivotal roles

on our team

41. Training Specialist; StarCIte, Inc.; Philadelphia, PA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6701

42. Associate Events Manager; Chief Executives Organization; Bethesda,

MD

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2786460&keywords=&ref=1

43. Director of Conferences; The Gerontological Society of America;

Washington, DC

Small non-profit professional association seeks a Director of

Conferences. This individual will handle two annual conferences in

addition to several small local governance meetings.

Requirements

Must be extremely organized, able to prioritize, multi-task and meet

deadlines. Strong communication, computer, and budget management skills

required. Duties include coordinating all aspects of a national

scientific meeting including exhibits and continuing education and

working with an outsourced computer program and Program Committee to

manage 2,000 abstracts. Manages Meetings Department staff. At least 3

years of meeting planning experience required, as well as supervisory

experience.

Salary $50,000 with excellent benefits. Some travel required.

Convenient downtown DC location, close to metro. EOE. Send resume to

HR Director, ljohnson@geron.org.

44. Meeting Planner; Confidential Listing; Arlington, VA

Large association located in Arlington seeks meeting planner with a

proven ability to work with volunteers and contractors. Looking for an

individual with a cheerful and cooperative attitude with three to five

years' experience in meeting planning. Must be able to travel several

times a year. Customer service orientation a priority. CMP a plus.

Excellent benefit package includes free parking or Metro subsidy, and

401K. Please submit your resume, together with salary requirements to

HRD, PO Box 101196, Arlington, VA 22210

45. Catering Sales; Windows Catering Company; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25244816&jobSummaryIndex=16&agentID=

46. Asst Dir, Event Planning; TRADE CENTER MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25243971&jobSummaryIndex=25&agentID=

47. Director Of Front Office; Hilton Crystal City; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25246416&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

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